December has the web in full holiday force. That means lots of sales, giveaways, and peppermint replacing pumpkin as the hot seasonal flavor. Here’s my favorite links from the week.

 

Food

Peppermint Mocha Protein Pancakes While the title gives away how delicious these are, check out the recipe to see how healthy they are. Gluten-free and no butter or oil.

 

Portabella Mushroom Cheesesteaks- Unlike many over-processed fake burgers, hot dogs, etc., mushrooms make the perfect meat substitute for any veggie-wary carnivores. Smother them in cheese, peppers, and onions for a hearty, classic American dish.

 

Cauliflower-Feta Fritters with Pomegranate- Mmmmm… more veggies and cheese. These fritters are perfect for just about anything- breakfast, snack, side, or main dish

 

Fit

Fit Tip Friday: How to Warm Up for a Cold-Weather Workout- Can’t stand running indoors? Watch this quick video on how to keep yourself warm and healthy while raising your heartrate as temperatures drop.

 

The Health Benefits of Smiling- If you get stressed out during the holidays, simply smile. It can help lower your heart rate and relieve stress.

 

Running in Reverse- Need to change up your workout? Run backwards. Enough said.

 

Funny

 

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